Pop Life

The 10 Best Songs About Hair

Hair -- it's everywhere, literally. The concept of hair is almost vital to the music community nowadays. Whether it's that one Disney heartthrob's primped-to-perfection side-swoop or Steven Tyler's cornucopia of bird feathers, an iconic hairstyle can cement one's place in pop culture. In music especially, wild hairstyles signify the rights of expression that our favorite artists are expected to maintain and are applauded for.

The way an artist cuts his or her hair, like Miley Cyrus circa 2013, or doesn't cut his hair, like the Beatles in the mid-'60s, can shake up pop culture in a way unlike anything else. And it doesn't stop at the artists. Just take a look around Coachella. In fact, it seems like along with a ticket, the flower crown is a prerequisite for girls on the way to their very first music festival in 2014.

We love our musicians and their fascination with hair, and we especially love when these musicians write songs about it -- so below we've compiled a list of our Top 10 songs about hair, with artists ranging from R. Kelly to Led Zeppelin to Lady Gaga.

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Ivan Guzman